Philia Live Band
"Sounds like jazzy-funk infused electronic music with a twist of Lettuce, Big Gigantic and Manic Focus."
- Small Street
"Sounds like Griz was a regular at The Jazz Kitchen"
Philia performs an unforgettable, crowd-engaging experience, whether playing his solo DJ/ live drums setup or with the full Philia Live Band.
Credits include Electric Forest 2017, as well as supporting artists like Manic Focus, Tiësto, and many others.
Philia (aka Dan Giffin) is a drummer and producer who originates from Ohio. Philia combines his Jazz roots with funky and melodic bass to create a truly unique and distinct sound. Philia has been known to take samples such as goats and vuvuzelas and morph them smoothly into songs as little “Easter Eggs”. Dan moved from Ohio to NYC to study music technology, eventually becoming an Ableton Certified Trainer. Over the years he began teaching his skills to surrounding artists and eventually landed him opportunities in the studio and on stage with artists like Mac Miller, The Band Perry, etc. Philia is currently based out of Indianapolis, where Dan recruited some friends he met in the local jazz scene to form the Philia Live Band. The Live Band takes the crowd on a musical adventure with an unforgettable experience. The word "Philia" is ancient Greek for intimate friendship and love.
contact: Dan Giffin